This house

This house

Empty now

Once filled

With this

Life

Now memories

Things still strewn

Around

A stereo

A toaster

Wind blowing

Old crackling

Papers

There’s

A bookshelf

Of crystal

Creatures

A lavendar

Sofa

Still here

I stay solo

A ghost

&

One brisk

Cold day

I venture

Out to haunt

The town

For all

The wrong

Those there

Have done

The house

Knows

the stories

&

It sends me

On my way

When I return

From

My poltergeist

Life

At the end

Of the day

Vapour tea

&

Ghost toast

Await me

&

Me & this house

We continue on

Living after

Our secrets

Gone

We

Still

Together

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at Go Dog Go Café


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


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